His "Anatolian hypothesis" posited that this group lived 2,000 years before the Kurgans, in Anatolia, later diffusing to Greece, then Italy, Sicily, Corsica, the Mediterranean coast of France, Spain, and Portugal.
Another branch migrated along the fertile river valleys of the Danube and Rhine into Central and North Europe.
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In 1965 he completed his Ph D thesis "Neolithic and Bronze Age cultures of the Cyclades and their external relations" and in the same year married Jane M. In 1965 he was appointed to the post of lecturer in the Department of Prehistory and Archaeology at the University of Sheffield.
Between 19, Renfrew directed excavations at Sitagroi, Greece.
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In 1973 Renfrew published Before Civilisation: The Radiocarbon Revolution and Prehistoric Europe in which he challenged the assumption that prehistoric cultural innovation originated in the Near East and then spread to Europe.
He also excavated with Marija Gimbutas at Sitagroi in Greece.
In 1968 he unsuccessfully contested the Sheffield Brightside parliamentary constituency on behalf of the Conservative Party.
In that year he was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, in 1970 was elected Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and in 2000 elected an Honorary Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.
In 1972 Renfrew became Professor of Archaeology at the University of Southampton succeeding Barry Cunliffe.